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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

TROPICAL WEATHER

PANAMA CITY, Fla. —The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least two people dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia, now as a tropical storm, toward the Carolinas, that are still reeling from epic flooding by Hurricane Florence. By Jay Reeves and Brandan Farrington. SENT: 1,090 words, photos, video, audio.

— With: TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST, TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING

IN BRIEF:

— BLACK TEEN ARRESTED: A group of black ministers is calling for the firing of a white school resource officer who arrested a black teenage girl at her middle school in North Carolina.

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VIRGINIA

ELECTION 2018-GROUND GAME-SUBURBAN WOMEN

McLEAN, Va. — Suburban women could hold the keys to control of Congress this election year. Once considered reliably Republican, college-educated, affluent women may be turned off by President Donald Trump and some of his party’s policies, recent polling has shown, and Democrats are eager to offer them an alternative. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 630 words, photos.

SMALL BIZ-COMPETING WITH AMAZON

NEW YORK — Amazon’s plans to pay all its U.S. employees at least $15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those who aren’t retailers directly competing with the huge company. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 850 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— TRANSGENDER STUDENT-SAFETY DRILL: A Virginia school district superintendent has apologized to a transgender middle schooler who was barred from using the boys’ or girls’ locker rooms during an active shooter drill.

— VIRGINIA TOURISM: Virginia saw a boost in the number of international tourists who visited last year.

— RICHMOND LGBTQ RANKING: The City of Richmond has received the highest score in the state for its initiatives to support LGBTQ communities.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— NEW ID CARDS: An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore’s Catholic archdiocese.

— RABID FOX: Delaware health officials say a Kent County man has been bitten by a rabid fox that attacked a chicken on his property.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to metro@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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